Have you ever been on a safari ? Sunrise game drive LIVE from Africa 

Have you ever been on a safari ? Sunrise game drive LIVE from Africa 

 

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.

Interact with your ranger by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Tuesday, 1 August:
The Sunrise drive runs from 06:00 – 09:00 local time, which means start times of 00:00 EDT, 21:00 PDT, 05:00 in the UK, 06:00 in Central Europe (Summer), and 14:00 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 15:00 – 18:00 local time, which means start times of 09:00 EDT, 06:00 PDT, 14:00 in the UK, 15:00 in Central Europe (Summer), and 23:00 Sydney time.

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

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Missing Africa #3

Missing Africa #3

African Skies
photography by vocabulary in chunks

A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense,

when you are inside you see that each tree has its place

African proverb

 

I didn’t want to – to leave you down south

I didn’t want to – to leave you down south

 [Jeremy Loops]
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African  singer and songwriter.

“Down South”

(feat. Motheo Moleko)

[Chorus: Jeremy Loops]

I didn’t want to, to  leave you down south

When I said that I will call you, squeeze you a little bit of love

I didn’t want to but it’s good to see you

Tell me how you’re doing

I didn’t want to leave you down south

When I said that I will call you, squeeze you a little bit of love

I didn’t want to

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The King is back

The King is back

[Fixodent]

“Losing two of his vital canines, Aslan had a challenging time. Here’s how Fixodent helped him to get his bite back and returned him to his pride. Kevin Richardson, ‘The Lion Whisperer’, explained this experience for lions mirrors that of humans when they lose their teeth.” [Fixodent]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A full set of teeth
  • A 9-year-old, white male lion
  • He’s become more aloof, agitated, more aggressive
  • He isolates himself from the pride
  • Just at the wrong place at the wrong time
  • A white ball of fluff
  • I can run around with these lions
  • Domesticated animals
  • I’m always mesmerized  I’m always in awe
  • Put him under, stitch him up
  • A long procedure
  • They offered to help out
  • It’s going to be well worth it
  • Do it on site
  • Dental pain is a chronic pain
  • It was just short of six hours
  • We landed up working on four
  • He’s a real tough character
  • The ability to bite nicely
  • Hugs and kisses thing
  • Within a short period of time
  • The king is back 

More about Kevin Richardson

After graduating with a BSc degree, Kevin began his career in exercise and post-operative rehabilitation. He made a dramatic career switch when he was given an opportunity to work with lions at a local lion park.

As a self-taught animal behaviorist, he has broken every safety rule known to man when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal’s spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities, what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated-just like a mother understands a child-has caused them to accept him like one of their own into their fold.

Kevin’s unique relationships with these large predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world.  He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.

Kevin has also written a book appropriately named, “Part of the Pride” detailing his work over the years with the large carnivores and is now affectionately known by his fans worldwide as “The Lion Whisperer”.

Meet Kevin HERE

Qhubeka

Qhubeka

[Qhubeka]

 

Qhubeka is an Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress” or “to move forward”. Qhubeka helps people move forward by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance people can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.  Qhubeka’s mission is to uplift African communities by improving access to essential services through bicycles. A quality bicycle provides access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. “

Learn more about this project HERE

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Just to get by
  • Treats her patients
  • The beginning of the story
  • With a bike everyting changes
  • Attendance improves
  • Grades improve
  • Healthcare workers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Travelling four times further
  • The opportunity is great
  • The impact is immediate
  • Mobilize me
  • Build my business
  • Care of the sick
  • Finish school
  • Feed my family
  • Follow my dreams
  • Mobilize me and I’ll change the world

 

3 Ways

3 Ways

[Woolworths  SA]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • No churn ice cream
  • Combine
  • Full-cream milk
  • Icing sugar
  • Strong espresso
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Whisk
  • Lie flat to freeze
  • Break into pieces
  • Rib-eye steaks
  • Ground coffee beans
  • Black pepper
  • Ground chilli
  • Grill griddle pan
  • Sugar cones
  • Dark chocolate / Milk chocolate
  • Line the inside of the sugar cones
  • Freeze to set
  • Top with a dash of milk
  • Chocolate shavings

 

More recipes HERE

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

[Honeymoon studios]
The Film titled “Musical playpark” by Ogilvy Johannesburg, Velocity Films advertising agencies for Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC in South Africa (Aug 2016).
English Language Schools,  engvid,  Cambridge exams, 

Bulungula

Bulungula

 [Pascal Bennet ]

Situated on one of the world’s most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in the heart of a traditional Xhosa village, the eco-friendly Bulungula Lodge has been described as “spectacular” by the Lonely Planet and “one of the World’s ultimate ethical travel experiences” by The Rough Guide.  read more HERE

Wild Coast – Easter Cape, South Africa

Create something incredible in Kenya

Create something incredible in Kenya

[Tusker Laager]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • To create something incredible
  • Sounds have always fascinated
  • Stop for a moment and listen
  • Another world
  • A Kenyan music producer
  • To gather sounds from all over my homeland
  • The sounds of instruments, of artists, of the people
  • We found a direction
  • It needed something more, it needed soul
  • I went on an epic journey
  • What makes us, us
  • You can fly with music
  • Our grandfathers used music to send messages to people
  • Different sounds, different cultures
  • It made me feel warm inside
  • I found togetherness
[Tusker Laager]

 

 

Inspire me #12

Inspire me #12

[Green Renaisance]

“Madiba – your legacy will live on.   You will always inspire us –   thank you.”   Green Renaisance

 

One in a Thousand

One in a Thousand

[Green Renaissance]

“The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve is part of the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA, Africa’s first marine TFCA and part of the Lubombo TFCA.   Around 77% of the marine turtles monitored in Mozambique nest in the Marine Reserve.   It is thus the most important leatherback and loggerhead turtle nesting ground along the Mozambican coast.  What makes the Marine Reserve’s turtle monitoring programme all the more exciting, is that it links up with the turtle monitoring programme of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, that is now in its 43rd season.  Good news for turtles!” [Green Renaisance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Winds may be rising
  • It walks up the beach, plodding
  • You are absolutely awestruck
  • Maybe they’ve been doing it for 60 millions of years
  • It’s something that you don’t forget
  • It knows exactly what its going to do
  • It builds a nest
  • It carefully crafts a hole
  • It lays its eggs
  • Its beyond comprehension how this can actually happen
  • In the wild, naturally
  • Thousands of hatchlings
  • Entering the water
  • All sorts of things
  • Making good progress
  • Numbers are increasing
  • A huge responsibility
  • We’ve made a difference

 Read more about this Marine Conservation Project  HERE

 

 

250km of Single Track Happiness

250km of Single Track Happiness

[Old Mutual joBerg2c ]

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding.

From the creators of South Africa’s two favourite mountain bike stage races, the Berg & Bush and Sani2c, comes a ride set to capture the imagination of passionate mountain bikers across the country, if not the world. Starting in the south of Johannesburg and finishing nine days later at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Part race part adventure, the Old Mutual joBerg2c takes competitors through the country, from the heat and dust of the big city to the cool crisp air of the sea via spectacular mountainous passes.

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Makeba, makes my body dance for you

Makeba, makes my body dance for you

 [JAINVEVO]

Jeanne Galice, known professionally as Jain, is a French singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Zanaka, was released in November 2015. 

Makeba, is an ode to the South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, read more HERE

 

We teach them to strengthen their dreams

We teach them to strengthen their dreams

[Nokia  Mobile]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • We have 42 tribes
  • One thing that we have in common is dance
  • Dance classes
  • They realize their strength
  • Their heart is at ease
  • Make a huge difference in their society
  • United for a better future
  • I’m listed as the world’s oldest hockey player
  • Get the community together
  • Senior centers
  • I’m interested in dealing with younger people
  • It kind of opens up the world for you
  • I’m an inspiration for them to keep going
  • A man’s machine
  • You’re supposed to be in the kitchen
  • Create an equal platform
  • Women motorcyclists
  • This is our passion
  • United for women’s power

 

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Look Up #6

Look Up #6

Great Big Story

 

The milky eagle owl, also known as Verreaux’s eagle-owl, is as powerful as it is beautiful. Found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, it is the continent’s largest owl. With wingspans that can stretch up to five feet in length, its size and power make it one of only a few African birds that can hunt a porcupine successfully. While it is a dominant bird, the combined effects of habitat loss, hunting, drought and disease have drastically reduced its population.

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A milky eagle owl
  • The largest African Owl
  • It is found throughout Sub Saharan Africa 
  • The Eagle in their name refers to their large size
  • Females are much larger than males
  • Over a third bigger
  • They feed on a large variety of animals
  • Using their sharp vision
  • They spot prey
  • Seizing them with their powerful talons
  • A dominant bird
  • Its population has seen a decline
  • Due to a combination of
  • Loss of suitable habitat, hunting, disease and drought
  • A slow reproductive rate
  • Difficult for the population to recover quickly